How to Survive Unendurable Heartbreak

"No matter what happens we are always on the adventure. Sometimes the heartbreak is unendurable and you're in a hole. That's just where it starts to get interesting. Rupture is the beginning - it's a passage in your unfolding".   Mama Gena Things need to fall apart...

How To Make Writing Easy

  Does this woman look like she is working hard? Or thinking about how to make money writing or become famous fast? Not to me. On her finger is a gorgeous diamond ring, cradled in her fingers a red leather journal and her body seems relaxed. She writes. The...

How to Write Even if You Have Writers Block

“Golden bridge, silver bridge or diamond bridge; it doesn’t matter! As long as the bridge takes you across the other side, it is a good bridge!”   Mehmet Murat ildan   The other side. That's it. Just get to the other side. What about enjoying the journey?  Two schools...

The Frida Kahlo Pumpkin

"Take A Lover Who Looks at You Like Maybe You Are Magic" Frida Kahlo Did anyone ever look at you like maybe you were magic? Until this pumpkin person up above, I mean. Just something to think about. This was supposed to be a fall/pumpkin blog post about the changing...

31 Things To Stop Doing (so you will start writing)

Yesterday I wanted to give up. The flow I was in with my writing had become a battle and I started feeling  like a fraud. Who was I to coach others on writing when my fingers were stuck in cement? I wasn’t finishing my writing projects and my blog was felt like a rock...

The Right Way to Think About Writing

Are you authentic? Authenticity, such a big word yet a rather simplistic definition.   According to Webster's Dictionary, authenticity is defined as "the quality of being authentic". Easy enough one might say; however, why do we all struggle with being genuinely who...

The Sensual Writer

Writing to me is sensuality. It is talking about the assault on the senses and the effect on the individual. The main thing is to immerse yourself in the material, and reach for the intensity. -Anne Rice Does everything have to be about sex?  It's tempting, but no,...

On Being a Vulnerable Blogger

In the not-so-distant past, each time I sat down to write, I was faced with the decision of whether or not to use a filter on sharing my emotions, thoughts, experiences, judgments, beliefs, and if I use one, how much truth must I filter out? The series of anxious...

7 Indispensable Writing Tips From Famous Authors

Is this how it goes when you’re stuck and can’t write?  When you finally open your laptop, you sit for two minutes, then get up, go to your kitchen and grab a snack.  Back at your laptop, you check your Facebook feed, then realize the sofa is more comfy, so you move...

Does A Writer Need An Office?

Mark Twain  You almost wrote something that would make J.K. Rowling cry. But you got distracted and lost your train of thought. Drat. Maybe you need your own office, free of distractions and interruptions? Would that make you more productive? You know the writing you...

5 Ways To Honest Writing (and selling people out)

No one wants to be a rat. You know, the one that tells the family secrets, betrays the trust of friends or business partners. But someone’s gotta do it. As  Joan Didion says, “Writer's are always selling someone out”. You may want to write a book, a blog, and wonder...

The Real Reason Why You Can’t Write

  You’re dying to be a successful writer. In fact, you spend most of your time thinking about writing and imagining where it might take you. You think about what to write, where to write, and which tools to use. You even block out time in your calendar to write. And...

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